Farm Girl update: September 2018

Farm Girl update: September 2018

 Life on the farm has been wonderful this summer! Lots of new calves, little kittens, and puppies. We are excited to announce the newest member of the Our Father’s Farm team little Brianna Kate. Josh and Maddie are excited parents and we are all thrilled grandparents, uncles, and aunties. We are so grateful for a healthy safe birth and are enjoying this adorable little bundle of joy!

Below is the first part of a true story on the farm written by one of the farm boys:

EMERGENCY ON THE FARM!

Part 1:

    One muddy, rainy winter morning, a tractor swayed through the field with two great bales of hay on it, the driver was a boy of about fourteen years of age, his name was Edmund. He was on the way to feed the last batch of family milk cows. The mud made it difficult to drive, so taking it slowly, he plowed on through the mud and rain. It took some time to get there going so slowly, but at last the cow field came in sight. As the tractor rumbled up to the fence, Edmund saw something that looked out of the ordinary… he strained his eyes to see better, then he realized that it was a cow lying on its back slightly stuck in a low part of the field. He sat up in the seat and slowed the tractor to a crawl. He detected a slight movement, the only sign of life. He needed to act quickly as he thought: “The cow may not have much longer to live!” Edmund knew the cow was too massive for him to pull out alone. So, thinking fast, he turned the tractor and headed down the narrow driveway to where the cows were milked and where he knew he could find help! As he swung onto the driveway, he jerked the throttle back setting the tractor in full tilt. The rain stung his eyes and face, it whipped up around the wheels sending a spray of water wildly up in Ed’s face. As he drove into sight of the barn he began honking the tractor horn and yelling “there’s a cow about to die”!… Stay tuned for part 2!

Turkey Reservations and Update

Turkey Reservations and Update

Our Father’s Farm Update:

Turkey Reservations open!

$7.25/lb.

If you want us to raise a Turkey for you please:

Pay the $50 reservation by check, Credit card (by phone), or paypal (on our website prices page).

Click here to reserve your turkey!

Fresh grass fed Beef:

Our Father’s Farm beef:

  • No Hormones or Antibiotics
  • Purely fed on lucious grasses

Health Benefits (doctor mercola.com)

  • Lower in total fat
  • High in B vitamins
  • High in Omega 3s, potassium, & minerals

Sold by the piece or get the economy family pack! Reserve a 45lb share!

Chicken available:

  • Certified organic feed
  • Non-Soy and No GMO and NO glyphosate
  • No hormones or antibiotics
  • Pasture raised
  • Leftover bones make Delicious bone broth
  • Wonderful health benefits.

Call or email to order!

Specials at the Open House / Field Day!

Specials at the Open House / Field Day!

Join us for our 6th Annual Open House / Field Day!

Come out and visit the farm. See how it works, enjoy the animals have a bit of country time with your family and friends! Make it out for a farm tour and view the entire farm life. Milk the cow, hold little baby chicks, pet cows, and feel the coarse mane of a horse. You can collect fresh eggs straight from the chicken house, snuggle puppies and kittens and more!

We have lots of exciting sales, taste testings, and more planned for this years Field day and Special 10th anniversary of farming. Click here for more details.

Below are details of special products we will have available. Don’t miss it!

Breakfast Of Champions

Grillers Package

  • 1 Pack Beef Sausage (medium or hot)
  • 1 Pack Beef Hot Dogs
  • 1 Pack Beef Kielbasa
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef

$29.99

Pulled Pork Steamed Buns

Steak Lovers

  • 4 Rib-Eye Steaks
  • 2 T-bone Steaks
  • 2 Sirloin Steaks

$56.55

Breakfast Of Champions

Deluxe Package

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef

$62.99

Pulled Pork Steamed Buns

Family Package

  • 1 Chicken
  • 1 London Broil Roast
  • 2 Ribeye Steaks
  • 2 Lb Stew Beef

$74.99

 

  • Healing herbal salves
  • Delicious herb mixes
  • Ranch mix
  • A2A2 Raw Cheese
  • Eggs pasture raised, non soy & no gmo!

 

Special on Herd Share!

  • Raw Spring Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Ice-cream
  • Yogurt and Kefir

 

Fresh Pasture Raised Eggs:

  • Free Range Hens
  • Certified Organic Feed
  • Non Soy and NO GMO

And more!

Farm Girl Note: Spring 2018

Farm Girl Note: Spring 2018

Spring dawned over a snow covered Our Father’s Farm! We were amazed at having 2 snows in the month of March. As the days grow warmer and sunnier all our spring tasks begin. Several of the guys worked hard on fencing in about 36 acres in a new rental property. We are looking forward to moving a herd of cows over there soon.

March brought about a special 2-week trip for Jack, Kim, Sheila, and Hope to central Africa. Thank you to everyone who joined them, and the family left at home through your prayers! The trip was an amazing encouragement and the farm did well while they were away. Highlights of the trip included, spending time with missionaries, getting to see national friends from years ago, meeting new nationals, helping with projects, visiting a farm in a nearby village, visiting a wild animal park, visiting an orphanage, and much more!

This week on the farm, we are working on a few new products to present soon, chicks will be arriving, and lots of fixer upper projects are in process. We are getting excited about our Annual Field Day coming up! Be sure to put it on your calendars.

Snow!
A garden we visited in Africa.
The team.
Sharing the road with a herd of cattle in Africa.

NEW: Ice-Cream!

NEW: Ice-Cream!

~Our Father’s Farm~

Herd share owners only

Sweet Haven Creamery

We are excited to announce our newest Raw Herd Share owner only dairy product!

Ice-Cream

For more than a year we have been experimenting to create a wonderful healthy, immune boosting, all natural, raw Ice cream that we felt good about serving to our family. Every ingredient is pure, natural, and recognizable. 😉 We haven’t minded eating our way to the “perfect recipe”!

SPECIAL! 10% off your first Ice-Cream order! Code: 1sticecream

Classic Vanilla
Rich, smooth, and creamy. This classic vanilla is just right! Perfect served on top of pie, with a couple of berries, or just on its own. (mom blobs it into her cup of coffee in the morning). This was our first flavor and many’s favorite!
Ingredients, OFF Dairy, maple syrup, organic corn starch, vanilla, OFF egg yolks,

 

Chocolate Delight
Are you a chocolate lover? This rich ice cream bursting with chocolate flavor will meet every craving! Even those who do not “love” chocolate love this ice cream flavor!
Ingredients: maple syrup, OFF dairy, organic corn starch, OFF egg yolks, OFF chocolate mixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to receive your ice-cream:

Pre-order your flavor and size of choice. Let us know what day you would like to pick it up or have it delivered so that we can ensure the freshest product! We have two flavors right now and are working on more!

Prices:

Classic Vanilla: $5 / 8oz $10 / 16oz

Chocolate Delight: $6 / 8oz $11 / 16oz

Pre-order here!

Customer Review:

The only complaint we have about the ice cream at Our Father’s Farm is that it goes so quickly. This is a treat we look forward to getting each week and its awesome to know where it’s coming from.” – Johnathan

News on Products Available!

News on Products Available!

Bone Broth Special!

  • 1 Pack Meaty Bones
  • 2 Marrow Bones
  • 1 Knuckle Bone

Order now for $18.99

Bone broth facts: mercola.com

  • Has many important vitamins and minerals
  • Supports joint health
  • Benefits your digestive system
  • Fights inflammation
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Improves sleep and brain function

Click here for complete recipe & more great ingredients to add!

Grass-Fed Nutritiously Pure Beef:

  • T-Bone Steaks $18.00/lb
  • Sirloin Steak $16.50/lb
  • Tenderloin & New York Strip $19.50-24 /lb
  • Beef Shoulder Roasts $8.75/lb
  • Hot Sausage Links

Click here to view full list of details.

Organic Feed: Non-GMO and No-Soy:

  • Whole Chickens $7.50/lb

Raw Milk Herd Shares Available. Below products for herd share owners only.

  • Butter $16 /8oz
  • Yogurt $5 /qt
  • Kefir $5 /qt

NEW PRODUCT:

Dream Cheese $6.50 /8oz

The healthy substitute for cream cheese. It is perfect for on breads, in veggie dips, sweet spreads, and more!

Place Order

Farm Girl Note: Winter on the Farm

Farm Girl Note: Winter on the Farm

The end of last year brought the wedding of Josh our farm manager who was married to Maddie. An exciting feat for the whole family and Maddie (Wilson) has already made a wonderful addition to the farm and family! The holiday was a busy and good time and now here we are in 2018!

The first week of the year brought frigid weather to our area. Temps were down to almost zero in the night and morning when we did chores. The animals as well as the people had to work hard to stay warm, and survive the unusual cold front! Every water line and animal watering trough would be frozen up in minutes! Our new year’s annual planning meetings were held and exciting hopes for this year were discussed. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for 2018 and are also thankful to be back to more normal weather as well! 😊

Little guy born into 3 degree weather!

 

Morning sun shines across the frozen farm.

 

Adorable Great Pyrenees Puppies available!

 

Feeding hay in the snow storm.

 

8 Tons of Chaff hay delivered in 2 inches of snow! The team unloaded and stacked it all by hand in under 45 minutes!

Hello from “Dude” trying to stay warm!

-Hope

Beef Packages for you to SAVE!

Beef Packages for you to SAVE!

Purely Grass fed Beef available stock up before winter!

SAVOR THE DIFFERENCE & NOURISH YOURSELF.

Email or Call us to order!

Package Details!

FOR THE . WEEKENDS

  • 2 New York Strip Steaks
  • 2 Sirloin Steaks (bone out)
  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • 1 Shoulder Pot Roast

$57.45

COWBOY ‘ S . PACKAGE

  • 1 Sausage
  • 1 Kilbassa
  • 1 Pack Ground Beef

$24.99

GOURMET . S P E C I A L

  • 2 Rib-eye Steaks (bone in or out)
  • 2 T- Bone Steaks
  • 1 London Broil
  • Sirloin Steak bone-out
  • Half off! 1 Sirloin Steak bone-in

$54.99

BEEF . BBQ

  • 1 Pack Hot Dogs
  • 1 Pack Kilbassa
  • 1 Pack Ground Beef

$24.99

Turkey Pick-up day and Fall farm day!

Pick-up your fresh turkey or just come out to see the farm and shop in the store.

Saturday November 18th

10:00am – 3:00pm

  • Hot Cider
  • Animals to see and pet
  • Shop in our Farm Store
  • Bake Sale
  • Homemade Christmas Ornaments
  • 25% off Herd Shares and Beef Specials

Order your Turkey thanksgiving is just around the corner!

John David with our Turkey Flock!

Turkey Pick-up day:

Come Enjoy fall on the farm.

Pick-up your fresh turkey on: Saturday November 18th 2017

Time: 10-3

Come to the farm the Saturday before thanksgiving to pick up your turkey, enjoy a petting zoo, hot apple cider, a bake sale, and specials in our farm store! Nourish Yourselves! You’re worth it!

  • Pasture-raised, truly free-range, happy, healthy turkeys.
  • Fed Organic Feed
  • Non-Soy and No GMO and NO glyphosate!
  • No hormones or antibiotics
  • Leftover bones make Delicious bone broth!

We still have turkeys left click here to reserve yours!

Turkey Reservation Time!

Don’t miss this chance to reserve your turkey! Reservations close June 30th 2017.

Hello loyal customers,

 

    This year we are making the jump to Certified Organic Feed with no-GMO’s and no Soy. As you may be aware we were already using no soy and non-gmo feed last year. It came to our attention that even though the feed was non GMO the farmers were still using Round-Up (Glyphosate) on the corn.  After making several appeals to the feed mill to push their farmers to more Organic practices failed, we decided to make the jump to Certified Organic feed.
“New Country Organics” in Waynesboro, VA is the mill providing our feed now.We started this farm to first provide healthy food for our family, and then to our customers and friends.  As we learn more about our crippled food and feed supply we continually strive to make changes that bring an end product that is unsurpassed.   You cannot find dairy and meats and eggs in stores, farm markets, and from most farms, that hold to the same high standards that we do.We value our customers very much and have a limited number of turkeys this year for customers that have standing orders with us.  We would like to continue providing you a Turkey as usual.  There has been an increase in price $7.25/lb.  We will need a $50 deposit to reserve your bird.
If you want us to raise a Turkey for you please:
2. Pay the $50 reservation by check, Credit card (by phone), or paypal (on our website prices page).

Reservations close June 30th 2017!

Reserve here!

Video: Join us for our annual Open House / Field Day is 1 week away!

Watch the promo video for the Open House / Field day and spread the word!

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Field Day Information:

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Location: Our Father’s Farm

2664 Deer View Road Gretna, VA 24557

Time: 10:00 – 3:00

Farm Tour Schedule: 1st tour at 11:00 am the 2nd tour at 2:00 pm.

Farm Tours:

    See, touch, and learn about the workings of a truly natural farm and meet your farmers and the animals they raise!  We will offer 2 farm tours during the day.  The first tour will be at 11:00 and the second will be held at 2:00. You will see and learn about the milk cows, calves, chicks, broiler chickens, laying hens, the horse, dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens!

Bonus! There will be a milking demonstration and milk samples. (even fresh ice cream if things go as planned :-)!)

At the end of each tour, Kim will take a few minutes to do a healthy eating demonstration, with yummy samples, and demo/explanation time. It is both interesting and fun for kids & adults!  (parents you won’t believe the stuff she will get your kids to try) :-)

Petting Zoo:

We will have an area as soon as you get to the farm where you can visit, pet, hold, and enjoy the animals while shopping or waiting for a farm tour!

There will be, baby calves, baby chicks, cats & kittens, dogs, PUPPIES, a horse, and more!

Raw Milk Special!

Purchase your herd share for Raw Milk at the Field Day and get it HALF OFF!

To Purchase 1 Herd Share (which is one gallon of milk weekly) is usually$100.

At the Open House / Field day, it will only be $50

and after purchasing the herd share you can have a sample of the other dairy products we provide! Yogurt, Kefir, Cream, and Butter! And coming soon…premium, real, A2A2, delicious, nutrient dense… ICE CREAM!

Farm Store and Bake Sale:

    The store will be open! Plenty of grass fed beef, fresh herb mixes for grilling and cooking (family favorites), kombucha, organic juices, raw milk cheeses from a small, certified organic, Amish dairy farm.  We will be stocked with our usual variety of other items: beauty lotion, healing salves, supplements, superfoods, Apple Cider Vinegar etc.

There will also be a BAKE SALE offering all different kinds of bread, cookies, OOEY GOOEY Cheesy Garlic rolls and more! We are experimenting with sprouted organic wheat and LOVE the results of this light and fluffy, easy to digest, nutritious bread!  Plenty of goodies to make a picnic out of or take home for later :-)  Or bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grounds.

Contact us with any questions!

Email   (434) 656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

 

 

 

2 Weeks away! Annual Open house / Field day!

Our Father’s Farm

 5th Annual Open House / Field Day

April 29th, 2017 10-3

Farm Tours at 11 and 2

Field Day Information:

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Location: Our Father’s Farm

2664 Deer View Road Gretna, VA 24557

Time: 10:00 – 3:00

Farm Tour Schedule: 1st tour at 11:00 am the 2nd tour at 2:00 pm.

 
Farm Tours:

    See, touch, and learn about the workings of a truly natural farm and meet your farmers and the animals they raise!  We will offer 2 farm tours during the day.  The first tour will be at 11:00 and the second will be held at 2:00. You will see and learn about the milk cows, calves, chicks, broiler chickens, laying hens, the horse, dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens!

Bonus! There will be a milking demonstration and milk samples. (even fresh ice cream if things go as planned :-)!)

At the end of each tour, Kim will take a few minutes to do a healthy eating demonstration, with yummy samples, and demo/explanation time. It is both interesting and fun for kids & adults!  (parents you won’t believe the stuff she will get your kids to try) :-)

Petting Zoo:

We will have an area as soon as you get to the farm where you can visit, pet, hold, and enjoy the animals while shopping or waiting for a farm tour!

There will be, baby calves, baby chicks, cats & kittens, dogs, PUPPIES, a horse, and more!

Raw Milk Special!

Purchase your herd share for Raw Milk at the Field Day and get it HALF OFF!

To Purchase 1 Herd Share (which is one gallon of milk weekly) is usually$100.

At the Open House / Field day, it will only be $50

and after purchasing the herd share you can have a sample of the other dairy products we provide! Yogurt, Kefir, Cream, and Butter! And coming soon…premium, real, A2A2, delicious, nutrient dense… ICE CREAM!

Farm Store and Bake Sale:

    The store will be open! Plenty of grass fed beef, fresh herb mixes for grilling and cooking (family favorites), kombucha, organic juices, raw milk cheeses from a small, certified organic, Amish dairy farm.  We will be stocked with our usual variety of other items: beauty lotion, healing salves, supplements, superfoods, Apple Cider Vinegar etc.

There will also be a BAKE SALE offering all different kinds of bread, cookies, OOEY GOOEY Cheesy Garlic rolls and more! We are experimenting with sprouted organic wheat and LOVE the results of this light and fluffy, easy to digest, nutritious bread!  Plenty of goodies to make a picnic out of or take home for later :-)  Or bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grounds.

Contact us with any questions!

Email   (434) 656-1188

www.ourfathersfarmva.com

Journey To Health One Day Seminar: April

Our Father’s Farm

From Our Farm to Your Table

 

Journey To Health One Day Seminar!

Learn about divine design and how to take personal responsibility for your health.

Join us at Our Father’s Farm on

Saturday, April 15th

10:00-4:00

Learn the “pillars of health” how God designed our bodies and the simple, often free, things we can do to cooperate with that design in order to achieve better health and wellness.

Topics of learning and hands-on experience include:

– 14 Pillars of Health, so that you can make lifestyle choices that will help you thrive not just survive.

– How to switch to natural, nutrient dense local foods

– How to make the most of these more expensive real foods

– Lacto and Salt brine fermentation procedures (make your own multivitamins, enzymes, & minerals!)

– Kefir and Kefir Cheese

– What to do with Whey

– Kombucha, what it is, why you want it and how to brew in yourself

– Grinding, Soaking, and baking with whole/soaked/sprouted grains

– Building an herbal/homeopathic health and “first aid kit” and how to use basic herbs and remedies for home health

– What YOU can do when someone in your family gets sick

– Make your own green cleaning supplies

… and MORE!

Cost: $65 per person (spouses can come with you for an additional $55)

Price includes the seminar,  a farm tour, hands-on kitchen experience with some make and enjoy Lacto-fermented veggies and condiments, booklet, of information, recipes and ideas, containing references and sources for topics discussed for future reference and lunch and snacks made from Our Father’s Farm fresh ingredients!    

Where: Our Father’s Farm 2664 Deer View Rd, Gretna VA 24557

Send your payment to secure a spot in this class, seats are limited.  Please make checks payable to “Our Father’s Farm” and send to the address below. Or pay using Paypal.

We look forward to seeing some of you for an exciting day of learning, tasting, seeing, and doing!

Testimony:

“I loved hearing Kim’s journey to healthy eating- it is empowering & filled with encouragement.  I walked away from the workshop with knowledge, motivation and the desire to take the time to provide & prepare my best to serve my family.  I enjoyed the hands-on time in the kitchen learning a new way to prepare healthy food.

Kim speaks through experience and her convictions and joy for what she shares is amazing.”

5th Annual Open House / Field Day

Field Day Information.

Date: Saturday; April 29th, 2017

Location: Our Fathers Farm

2664 Deer View Road Gretna VA 24557

Time: 10:00-3:00

Farm Tour Schedule: 1st tour at 11:00 am the 2nd tour at 2:00 pm.

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Farm Tours:

See, touch, and learn about the workings of a truly natural farm and meet the animals!  We will offer 2 farm tours during the day.  The first tour will be at 11:00 and the second will be held at 2:00. You will see and learn about the milk cows, calves, chicks, broiler chickens, laying hens, the horse, dogs, puppies, cats and kittens!

Bonus! There will be a milking demonstration and milk samples.

At the end of each tour, Kim will take a few minutes to do a healthy eating demonstration, with yummy samples, and demo/explanation time. It is both interesting and fun for kids & adults!  (parents you won’t believe the stuff she will get your kids to try 🙂 

 

Petting Zoo:

We will have an area as soon as you get to the farm where you can visit, pet, hold, and enjoy the animals while shopping or waiting for a farm tour!

There will be, baby calves, baby chicks, cats & kittens, dogs, PUPPIES, a horse, and more!

 

Raw Milk Special!

Purchase your herd share for Raw Milk at the Field Day and get it HALF OFF!

To Purchase 1 Herd Share (which is one gallon of milk weekly) is usually$100.

At the Open House / Field day, it will only be $50

and after purchasing the herd share you can have a sample of the other dairy products we provide! Yogurt, Kefir, Cream, and Butter!

 

Farm Store and Bake Sale:

Yes, the store will be open! Plenty of grass fed beef, fresh herb mixes for grilling and cooking (family favorites), kombucha, organic juices, raw milk cheeses from a small Amish certified organic dairy farm, and a variety of other items: beauty lotion, healing salves, supplements, superfoods, Apple Cider Vinegar etc.

There will also be a BAKE SALE! With all different kinds of bread, cookies, OOEY GOOEY Cheesy Garlic rolls and more!  (We are experimenting with sprouted organic wheat and LOVE the results of this light and fluffy, easy to digest, nutritious bread!  Plenty of goodies to make a picnic out of or take home for later 🙂  Or bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grounds.  Praying for great weather!

 

Contact us with questions:

Email or call us!

Tel: (434)-656-1188

Email:  fieldday@ourfathersfarmva.com

 Lunch:

Bring a picnic and hang out on the farm!

There will be picnic areas and we will be selling baked goods and some snack bars, candies, cheese, and organic drinks in the store.

View posts from previous events:

Update from Open House / Field Day 2016

Open House 2014

Farmers Favorite: Product of March 2017

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Farmer Timothy and Farmer John David grilling Hot Dogs.

BEEF HOT DOGS

The beef hot dogs are a new product for Our Farm, and the farmers love them! Whenever we’re hungry for a snack or there’s not a lunch plan;-) we grab the hot dogs. They only take a few minutes to defrost and cook up in a frying pan (with a little Our Father’s Farm) butter amazingly. They are simply delicious!

Order Here!